Chronic tenosynovitis of the hand caused by Mycobacterium heraklionense

  title={Chronic tenosynovitis of the hand caused by Mycobacterium heraklionense},
  author={Nana Aburjania and Warren C. Hammert and Meenakshi Garg Bansal and Brendan F. Boyce and Sonal S. Munsiff},
  journal={International Journal of Mycobacteriology},
  pages={273 - 275}
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